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March 31, 2016, 3:30 AM

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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Ubuntu's Bash and Linux command line coming to Windows 10  —  Ubuntu's bash and Linux command line coming to Windows 10  —  Rising from the ashes of Project Astoria.  —  Microsoft built a Linux subsystem for Windows for Project Astoria, its system for running Android apps on Windows 10 Mobile.
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Roadmap shows Microsoft building ad blocker into next version of Edge browser  —  Microsoft plans to build ad blocker into its Microsoft Edge browser  —  Who needs extensions like AdBlock Plus?  In a session for Web developers today, Microsoft revealed that the next version of Microsoft Edge will include its own ad blocker.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft unveils Desktop App Converter, a developer tool for bringing existing Win32 apps to the Windows Store  —  Microsoft today unveiled the Desktop App Converter, which lets developers bring existing Windows applications to the Windows Universal Platform (UWP).
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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Los Angeles Times:
FBI agrees to help prosecutors unlock iPhone 6 and iPod in Arkansas homicide case  —  FBI agrees to help Arkansas prosecutors open iPhone after hack of San Bernardino device  —  Apple appears to have gained a momentary reprieve in the tech industry's sparring with the government over encryption technology.
Dina Bass / Bloomberg Business:
Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
Uber rolling out in-app customer service support globally, in place of its inconvenient email method  —  Checking Your Uber Rating Or Getting Your Purse Back Just Got Much Easier  —  After years of forcing customers to use email to complain about anything, Uber is now committing to more updated technology.
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Google tackles simple 360 content embeds with VR View, introduces Cardboard SDK for iOS  —  Virtual reality is great for gaming and movies, but when it comes to real-world use cases there's still quite a bit of room for VR to prove itself.  —  Google is hoping to kickstart this process …
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
ACLU finds 63 instances since 2008 where US government sought court order under All Writs Act to compel tech companies to extract data from smartphones  —  Google Also Has Been Ordered to Help Unlock Phones, Records Show  —  Advocacy group finds 63 cases where government sought orders to have phones opened under 1789 law
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Amazon Updates Its Policies To Ban USB Type-C Cables That Are Not Fully Spec Compliant  —  Googler Benson Leung has a new ally in his fight against bad Type-C cables on Amazon, and it's none other than Amazon itself.  Leung reports that Amazon has added a new line to its prohibited listing guidelines …
iFixit:
Consumer-ready Oculus Rift teardown: two OLED displays with a combined resolution of 2160x1200 mounted to adjustable lenses, 90 FPS refresh rate  —  Oculus Rift CV1 Teardown  —  We've had two prerelease versions on our teardown table, so we're excited to see what tweaks this Rift has in store.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: AOL CEO Tim Armstrong eyes deal for Verizon to buy Yahoo in plan to build an ad empire that competes with Facebook and Google  —  AOL's Tim Armstrong Aims to Build Digital-Ad Empire at Verizon  —  Executive eyes Yahoo deal and courts marketers, planning to take on Facebook and Google

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